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  1. Asian Oscars set for an affair with Hong Kong film

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Winnie Chung

    ... Winnie Chung Infernal Affairs up for 12 awards at annual Golden Horse event in Taiwan Hong Kong films are expected to grab the limelight in Taiwan tonight at the 40th annual Golden Horse Awards, Asia's equivalent of the Academy Awards. Two Hong Kong ...


    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Chinese director He Ping's epic adventure tale, Warriors of Heaven and Earth, has been selected by mainland officials as China's official entry for the foreign-language category of the Academy Awards. The film, starring leading mainland actors J ...

  3. Tycoon 'did not want his brother to get estate'

    Posted Sep 04th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... for the holdings, which include $140 million worth of shares. Edith De Wong Au told the Court of First Instance that her husband, Lucien Wong, had fallen out with his brother, Oscar, over the distribution ... Wong died without making a will. The court has heard Ms Au had sought to block Oscar Wong's efforts by claiming she and Lucien had adopted her nephew, Henry Kho Sin-tek, ...

  4. Family divided over tycoon's estate

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... brother Oscar was pushing for half of Lucien's estate. Counsel for Ms Au, Horace Wong, told the court that bad blood existed between the two brothers over the distribution of their father's estate. 'That's why Edith says that if Oscar had known that Lucien ... would have a share then he would not have died in peace,' Mr Wong said. The court then heard that Ms ...

  5. Give me five

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... award (n) a prize or payment awarded to someone Example: The Oscar is the world's top film award. laureate (n) a person who is honoured for outstanding achievement Example: In the UK, the Poet Laureate is a writer appointed to write poems for special occasions. prestigious (adj) having a very good reputation Example: Eton College is a prestigious school in England. awareness ...

  6. The Film: The Third Man

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This undisputable classic is a story of social, economic, and moral corruption set in war-torn Vienna. The 1949 masterpiece scooped the Grand Prize at that year's Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar for best cinematography in 1951. It features a stellar cast including Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles and Trevor Howard. Aug 10, 2pm; Aug 29, 5.30pm. HK Arts Centre, Lim Por Yen ...

  7. I didn't know I'd adopted nephew, says widow in estate row

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... husband's estate passing to his brother, Oscar Wong, because they had fallen out over the distribution of their father's estate. Oscar Wong has since died and his estate is represented by his daughter, Lisa Poncet. The court has heard Ms Au and her husband had no children and adopted Mr Kho as a courtesy son in March 1968 - a claim which blocked Oscar Wong from a share of the estate. ...

  8. The Hours

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Oscar to Chicago may well remain one of film history's great unsolved mysteries, right up there with Rocky's win in 1976 over a field that boasted All The President's Men, Network ... Kidman, who won an Oscar for her efforts, and pictured right with Stephen Dillane who plays Woolf's husband). We have her story, as she struggles to write the novel Mrs Dalloway; ...

  9. Aardman Collection

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Aardman Collection World, 9pm This collection of the Aardman Studio shorts has won three Oscars, along with numerous other awards. Among the directors, animators and designers the studio boasts is Nick Park, whose Wallace & Gromit animations have become a worldwide phenomenon. The Waterboy Pearl, 12.05am Bobby (Adam Sandler) lives a sheltered life with his over-protective ...

  10. Pick of the day

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 9pm The Oscar-winning first instalment of Peter Jackson's version of Tolkein's epic fantasy adventure. Elijah Wood stars as Frodo, the Hobbit chosen to overcome many perils ...




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